The instructional programs at St. Gregory School are adapted to meet the holistic needs of all our students. These programs are conducted in an atmosphere that is supportive, caring and stimulating in order for students to achieve their specific learning expectations. Every effort is made to provide this atmosphere using current practices and resources as mandated by the Board and the Ministry's policies and guidelines. Students who experience difficulty with regular classroom work are provided with modifications and accommodations as needed. To further support students as they develop study skills, agendas have been provided to students in Grades 2 to 8 through the co-operation of the school, the Catholic School Council and the students themselves. When used effectively, the agendas allow communication and support between home and school.
If necessary, the support of a Social Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist and other specialized teaching personnel are available. The co-ordination of programs between specialized resource classes and regular classrooms ensures ongoing consultation between teachers in order that each child is taught the content and skills at his/her level of ability through a process which is consistently relevant to the child's style of learning. Parents are always invited to participate in the review process and are regularly apprised of modifications and progress.
Hands-on experiences with building materials, manipulatives and other technological tools provide our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 with the opportunity to apply mathematical and scientific principles to their day-to-day activities. School Response
All St. Gregory students are provided with opportunities to learn, to grow and to achieve their potential. Staff at St. Gregory School collect learning data regularly to plan for improved student achievement. Teachers assess knowledge, skills and strategies on an ongoing basis to determine the effectiveness of their instruction, assess student learning and make informed decisions about how to organize and pace instruction.
Analysis of the results of large scale assessments provide additional information on student achievement and program effectiveness, complementing the program assessments conducted by teachers and principals. Together, these assessment results ensure that the school, parents/guardians, students and other stakeholders in our school community have access to quality information needed to make informed judgments and effective educational decisions.
At St. Gregory School, we constantly strive to refine educational opportunities for our students and to improve our learning and instructional environment for the community. Literacy and numeracy are Family of Schools and Board priorities. Many initiatives and professional development opportunities at the school, Family of Schools and Board level have been provided to assist the teachers in addressing our students’ needs and move them along the continuum. There will be a continuous school–wide approach and focus on learning teams and assessment and evaluation in all divisions.